Georgieva Dimova M. A Palimpsestic Transversal: Textual Transcendences in the Poetry Cycle “King Marko” by Blazhe Koneski
This text elaborates an articulation of the relationship between the tradition and the individual talent, focussing on the palimpsestic link between folklore tradition and the authored text in Macedonian literature, specifically in the poetry of Blazhe Koneski. In Macedonian literature, there has been a continually maintained relationship with folklore tradition, even though it varies, depending on its functions within the broader poetic and cultural context. This palimpsestic relationship has broader implications in Macedonian literature, as well as in literature in general, indicating: the conversion of the author into reader (the author as a reader of tradition); the pragmatic aspects (the role of the wider audience in actualising the intertextual / palimpsestic presence of tradition in the authored text); the mnemonic aspects of the palimpsestic transversal (securing the continuity in Macedonian artistic literature); the metatextual / self-referential implications for literature, generally.
transtextuality, intertextuality, metatextuality, Macedonian literature